2022 National Youth Science Camp

2022 Virtual National Youth Science Camp

The United States Embassy in Ecuador is opening the call for the “2022 Virtual National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp)”

Applications are now being accepted from high school students or recent graduates aged 16, 17, or 18 to represent Ecuador at the 2022 virtual National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Students from each state, Washington, D.C, and select countries will attend the all-expenses-paid program which will be held virtually from June 27 through July 20, 2022.

Hosted in Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, United States, since 1963, the NYSCamp (http://www.nyscamp.org/) has traditionally been a residential science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program designed to honor and challenge rising STEM leaders and provide them with opportunities to engage with STEM professionals and participate in exciting outdoor activities.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the 2022 NYSCamp will be an entirely virtual experience which will include world-class lectures, directed studies, and seminars with prestigious and up and coming STEM professionals who are making a difference in their fields of study and changing the world for good. The camp will also provide significant opportunities for delegates to interact and engage with STEM professionals, camp staph (intentional misspelling to highlight their infections enthusiasm), and other delegates in exciting, fun, and meaningful ways. Even though delegates can’t gather in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia this year, the 2022 virtual NYSCamp will be an engaging, stimulating, and unforgettable educational experience!

With financial support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department (https://eca.state.gov/), the NYSCamp is offered to international participants at NO COST so that talented students may attend regardless of their financial ability. International delegates must have strong skills in spoken English. Additionally, although camp activities will be offered throughout the day during camp, selected delegates must commit to an average of 4 hours of daily virtual participation requirement between the hours of 6:00PM to 10:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) for the duration of the camp.

Applications must be submitted via email at contactocultural@state.gov by Sunday, May 1st, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

Application form to apply here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy in Ecuador, at contactocultural@state.gov.